Are you getting the best rate from your broker?
Compare your broker's rates now to find out if you can save money

Choose your broker below
Welcome to MutualFunds.com. Please help us personalize your experience.

Select the one that best describes you
ALERT

Memorial Day Sale: Get $50 off ETFdb.com Pro Subscription — Redeem Now

Mutualfunds logo

RERFX American Funds Europacific Growth R5

  • Fund
  • RERFX
  • Price as of: May 26, 2017
  • $52.62
  • + $0.09
  • + 0.17%
  • Category
  • Foreign Large Cap Blend Equities

RERFX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 16.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 3.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 7.3%
  • Net Assets $137 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 19.2%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$52.62
$41.66
$52.62

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.54%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 30.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$250

IRA

$250

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Foreign Large Cap Blend Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Foreign Large Growth

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 16.9%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 3.3%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.3%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 1.21%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.6%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually

Fund Details

  • Legal Name American Funds EuroPacific Growth Fund®
  • Fund Family Name American Funds
  • Inception Date May 15, 2002
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Retirement
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Jonathan Knowles

Fund Description

The American Funds EuroPacific Growth Fund Class R-5 (RERFX) is an actively managed fund that focuses its attention on international stocks. RERFX has a wide mandate, allowing it to bet on any market capitalization, from small- to large-caps as well as developed and emerging markets. The fund only owns stocks domiciled in Asia or Europe. At least 80% of RERFX is invested in shares of local currency stocks, while 20% can be invested in ADRs based in U.S. dollars.

RERFX is a low-cost fund that makes an ideal subcore holding due to its active management and wide shifting style. The fund is managed by Capital Research and Management Company.

RERFX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period RERFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 16.9% -30.0% 19.7% 9.90% 1
1 Yr 15.1% -25.1% 281.3% 9.39% 1
3 Yr 3.3% * -7.5% 13.6% 7.65% 1
5 Yr 7.3% * -3.1% 12.4% 13.08% 1
10 Yr 3.4% * -11.6% 6.3% 6.30% 1

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period RERFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -0.6% -13.9% 238.9% 33.28% 2
2015 -3.8% -27.8% 7.2% 58.36% 4
2014 -4.0% -27.8% 21.2% 12.22% 1
2013 19.1% -4.3% 36.9% 30.96% 2
2012 17.2% -100.0% 29.1% 29.83% 2

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period RERFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 16.9% -30.0% 19.7% 9.90% 1
1 Yr 15.1% -17.4% 281.3% 8.97% 1
3 Yr 3.3% * -9.0% 24.3% 6.27% 1
5 Yr 7.3% * -4.0% 14.1% 11.59% 1
10 Yr 3.4% * -5.5% 6.3% 5.67% 1

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period RERFX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 -0.6% -10.4% 238.9% 35.81% 3
2015 -0.5% -26.7% 8.5% 34.35% 2
2014 -2.5% -16.2% 25.7% 14.76% 1
2013 22.1% -2.0% 43.5% 44.52% 3
2012 21.9% -100.0% 64.7% 35.17% 2

NAV & Total Return History

RERFX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Mar 31, 2017

Concentration Analysis

RERFX Category Low Category High RERFX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 137 B 988 K 271 B 0.28% 1
Number of Holdings 376 1 7870 7.94% 2
Net Assets in Top 10 23.7 B 515 K 23.7 B 0.14% 1
Weighting of Top 10 19.2% 3.6% 359.5% 16.45% 3

Top 10 Holdings

  1. HDFC Bank Ltd 1.83%
  2. AIA Group Ltd 2.09%
  3. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR 2.14%
  4. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 2.13%
  5. Tencent Holdings Ltd 1.89%
  6. SoftBank Group Corp 1.76%
  7. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd 2.59%
  8. Airbus SE 1.63%
  9. Reliance Industries Ltd 1.59%
  10. Sony Corp 1.53%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High RERFX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
86.84% 0.47% 114.84% 27.94% 5
Cash
11.38% -161.71% 21.24% 0.99% 1
Bonds
1.25% 0.00% 155.88% 2.70% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.53% 0.00% 2.24% 1.84% 1
Other
0.00% -2.41% 105.35% 18.16% 4
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 4.86% 1.42% 2

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High RERFX % Rank Quintile
Technology
17.19% 0.01% 27.75% 1.99% 1
Financial Services
16.07% 0.00% 36.51% 21.99% 4
Consumer Cyclical
10.35% 0.00% 32.63% 21.28% 4
Industrials
8.80% 0.02% 28.12% 25.53% 5
Healthcare
6.68% 0.00% 23.05% 21.70% 4
Consumer Defense
6.51% 0.02% 31.97% 25.39% 5
Basic Materials
6.09% 0.00% 25.14% 19.29% 4
Energy
5.79% 0.00% 15.75% 9.08% 2
Communication Services
5.25% 0.00% 19.03% 8.94% 2
Utilities
2.51% 0.00% 15.86% 11.63% 2
Real Estate
1.59% 0.00% 14.07% 16.88% 3

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High RERFX % Rank Quintile
Non US
85.28% 0.00% 103.25% 26.24% 5
US
1.56% 0.00% 99.74% 18.58% 4

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High RERFX % Rank Quintile
Cash & Equivalents
9.05% -65.67% 26.10% 1.84% 1
Corporate
3.40% 0.00% 23.17% 1.70% 1
Government
0.72% -1.30% 106.20% 1.56% 1
Derivative
0.00% -73.71% 3.17% 2.84% 2
Securitized
0.00% -18.55% 38.61% 1.28% 2
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 1.36% 0.99% 2

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High RERFX % Rank Quintile
US
1.25% 0.00% 107.70% 2.41% 1
Non US
0.00% 0.00% 48.18% 2.27% 2

RERFX - Expenses

Operational Fees

RERFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 0.54% 0.00% 9.78% 31.77% 1
Management Fee 0.42% 0.00% 1.34% 7.80% 1
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A N/A
Administrative Fee 0.05% 0.01% 0.50% 6.09% 2

Sales Fees

RERFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High RERFX Rank Quintile
Front Load N/A 0.10% 5.75% N/A N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

RERFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High RERFX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.10% 2.00% N/A N/A

Turnover Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

RERFX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High RERFX Rank Quintile
Turnover 30.00% 0.00% 733.00% 12.62% 2

RERFX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

RERFX Category Low Category High RERFX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.6% 0.00% 5.24% 10.21% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

RERFX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

RERFX Category Low Category High RERFX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 1.21% -0.82% 5.86% 24.82% 4

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

RERFX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Daily Annually

RERFX - Managers

Jonathan Knowles

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2006

Tenure

10.92

Tenure Rank

3.4%

Mr. Knowles is vice president and porfolio manager of Capital Research and Management Company. He has joined in Capital Research and Management Company or affiliate since 1991.


Sung Lee

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2002

Tenure

14.92

Tenure Rank

1.5%

Lee is a senior vice president of Capital Research Company Investment and a Partner of Capital Research Global Investors. Before being a portfolio counselor, Lee worked as an investment analyst.


Nicholas J. Grace

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2002

Tenure

14.92

Tenure Rank

1.5%

Grace is a senior vice president with Capital Research Management Company and is a Partner of Capital World Investors.


Jesper Lyckeus

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2004

Tenure

12.92

Tenure Rank

2.2%

Lyckeus is a Partner and a senior vice president of Capital Research Global Investors.


Christopher M. Thomsen

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2007

Tenure

9.92

Tenure Rank

4.0%

Thomsen is a senior portfolio manager with Capital Research and Management Company.


Lawrence Kymisis

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2014

Tenure

2.92

Tenure Rank

9.8%

Mr Kymisis Serves primarily as a global equity securities portfolio counselor.


Mark E. Denning

Manager

Start Date

Dec 31, 1991

Tenure

25.35

Tenure Rank

0.0%

Denning is a senior vice president for Capital Research Company with portfolio manager responsibilities. Mark is a director of The Capital Group Companies, Capital International Limited and Capital Research and Management Company. Prior to 1982, Denning worked in the operations department of J & F Martell and Co. in France.


Andrew B. Suzman

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2007

Tenure

9.92

Tenure Rank

4.0%

Andrew B. Suzman is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 22 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in his career, as an equity investment analyst at Capital, Andrew covered global real-estate companies, U.S. merchandising, and Australian industrials and banks. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in political economy from Tulane University. Andrew is based in New York.


Carl M. Kawaja

Manager

Start Date

Jun 01, 2001

Tenure

15.92

Tenure Rank

1.3%

Carl Kawaja is a portfolio manager, a director of Capital International Asset Management and a senior vice president of Capital Research Company. Prior to joining the Capital Group organization in 1991, Carl was a security analyst for Gabelli and Co. in New York, as well as an equity analyst for Levesque Beaubien Inc. in Montreal. Carl received a bachelor's degree in history from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He is based in San Francisco.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

25.4

Category Average

6.23

Category Mode

2.3